Downer Jobs Secured In $250 Mil Commodore Mine Contract - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Downer Jobs Secured In $250 Mil Commodore Mine Contract

downer jobs securedDowner EDI, one of Australia’s premier infrastructure and engineering management companies, has won a new contract worth up to $US 250 million.

The contract allows Downer EDI to keep providing mining services at a South East Queensland coal mine.

Downer Jobs Secured For Another 5 Years

Downer jobs at theCommodore open cut coal mine will be secured for another 5 years from September 1st 2014. Since 2000, Downer has provided mining services at the coal mine which services the the Millmerran Power Station.

The new contract is estimated to be worth around $US 200 - 250 million; as well as an option to provide mining management services for another 5 years.

CEO of Downer, Grant Fenn said that the contract has been awarded to the company due to the strength of their relationship with Millmerran Power Partners.

Mr Fenn also made note of the fact that the Commodore coal mine has become a Downer flagship mining project in terms of environmental sustainability.

The mine was one of the first open cut coal mines in the world to completely switch its total fuel use to biodiesel and was instrumental in establishing a program to independently verify methane emissions.

Downer EDI Mining

Downer EDI Mining is Australia`s most diversified mining contractor, with mining workers at around 60 projects in Australia. Its client base comprises a mix of local and international blue chip clients, including Fortescue Metals Group, Rio Tinto, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, Wesfarmers Resources, BMA Coal, Codelco, Idemitsu Australia Resources, Ok Tedi Mining, Peabody Energy Australia and Solid Energy.

Downer EDI Mining provides services to metalliferous and coal mining companies at all stages, including;

  • open-cut and underground mining;
  • drill and blast and explosives manufacture and supply crushing;
  • off-the-road tyre and rim management, mobile plant maintenance;
  • mine planning and design;
  • mine-related infrastructure development; and
  • rehabilitation.

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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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